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Shinzo Abe: Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzo Abe is a Japanese politician who has served as Prime Minister of Japan since 2012. Abe is also currently the president of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). He previously served as Chief Cabinet Secretary from 2005 to 2006, and as prime minister from 2006 to 2007. He is the longest-serving prime minister in Japanese history.

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Japan seeks to end Tokyo's state of emergency, eyes $930 bln stimulus [Video]

Japan seeks to end Tokyo's state of emergency, eyes $930 bln stimulus

Japan is expected to lift its state of emergency over Tokyo, as it eyes a fresh stimulus relief package worth nearly $930 billion. Gloria Tso reports.

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Abe wants to build ventilators hospitals probably don't need [Video]

Abe wants to build ventilators hospitals probably don't need

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to build 2,000 new ventilators for coronavirus patients that even the government says hospitals are unlikely to need. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Olympic chief says Games would be canceled if not held in 2021 [Video]

Olympic chief says Games would be canceled if not held in 2021

The head of the International Olympic Committee has for the first time suggested the Games originally scheduled for this year, may be scrapped completely if it's not safe to have them by next summer...

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Japan sinks into recession, worst yet to come [Video]

Japan sinks into recession, worst yet to come

Japan has slipped into recession for the first time in four and a half years, putting the nation on course for its deepest postwar slump as the global health crisis continues taking a heavy toll on..

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Japan Extends State of Emergency as Coronavirus Continues to Spread [Video]

Japan Extends State of Emergency as Coronavirus Continues to Spread

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe extended the state of emergency through the end of May. I will extend the period of the state of emergency I declared on April 7th until May 31st

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Japan's Abe says impossible to hold Olympics unless pandemic contained [Video]

Japan's Abe says impossible to hold Olympics unless pandemic contained

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned the Olympics and Paralympic Games will be impossible to hold in the country until it's proven to be safe for everyone.

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IOC's Coates says Tokyo Games not contingent on COVID-19 vaccine [Video]

IOC's Coates says Tokyo Games not contingent on COVID-19 vaccine

Coates says that the Tokyo Olympics are not contingent on the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus

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Hello, social distancing. Goodbye, handshakes? [Video]

Hello, social distancing. Goodbye, handshakes?

The need for social distances has forced a rethink of the handshake. No matter how friendly, it is an exchange of potentially infectious microorganisms. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Japan hasn't agreed on additional costs for Olympics delay-Suga [Video]

Japan hasn't agreed on additional costs for Olympics delay-Suga

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says Japan has not agreed to shoulder the additional costs for the postponement of the 2020 Olympics.

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Japanese comedian juggles part-time jobs to survive [Video]

Japanese comedian juggles part-time jobs to survive

Before Japan's lockdown, Taiga Fukutani used to perform at events and show pubs, and has also appeared on TV. But after his entertainment work dried up from mid-March, and he's now forced to make ends..

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Japan Prime Minister Abe Expands State Of Emergency [Video]

Japan Prime Minister Abe Expands State Of Emergency

According to Reuters Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a forceful plea to the nation on Friday to help stop the spread of coronavirus. In a speech he said, “Please avoid going out...Everything..

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Japan widens stay-at-home plea to entire country [Video]

Japan widens stay-at-home plea to entire country

The Japanese government has widened its call for citizens to stay home to the entire country, coming on reports that as many as 400,000 could die there without more urgent action. Olivia Chan reports

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Olympic organisers aiming for July 23 2021 start, but aware it is dependent on controlling the coronavirus first [Video]

Olympic organisers aiming for July 23 2021 start, but aware it is dependent on controlling the coronavirus first

Tokyo Olympic organisers are focusing on a July 23 2021 start for the Games, but realise that it is possible the coronavirus may not be under control in time.

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Japan Goes Under State Of Emergency [Video]

Japan Goes Under State Of Emergency

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency against the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Reuters, he also released a nearly $1 trillion stimulus package to help the economy. The..

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Coronavirus Rates Jump In Tokyo [Video]

Coronavirus Rates Jump In Tokyo

Reuters says that Tokyo reported 144 coronavirus infections on Wednesday. According to the City's Governor, Yuriko Koike, it is the city's biggest daily jump since the start of the pandemic. 98 people..

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Japan poised to declare coronavirus emergency [Video]

Japan poised to declare coronavirus emergency

Japan is to impose a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to contain the coronavirus, while the government prepares a $990 billion stimulus package to soften the..

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'Own goals' cost Abe support even as coronavirus emergency lifted

A string of controversial missteps has slashed public approval ratings for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to levels that could threaten to end his term early, even as he lifted a state of emergency..
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Japan lifts Tokyo's state of emergency, eyes fresh stimulus

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that Japan will lift a state of emergency for Tokyo and four remaining areas later in the day but that it could be reimposed if the pace of infections..
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Japan PM Abe: to lift state of emergency for all of Japan today

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that the state of emergency will be lifted for all of Japan, and that the country managed to get the spread of the virus under control in under two..
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PM Abe says Japan to lift limits on regional travel from June 19 - Kyodo

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told his ruling Liberal Democratic Party that Japan will lift limits on regional travel on June 19, Kyodo news agency reported.
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Japan may end Tokyo state of emergency as early as next week: PM

Japan may lift the state of emergency in Tokyo as early as next week if new coronavirus infections remain low, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday, raising hopes that the world's third-largest..
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Tokyo top prosecutor quits, justice minister says, in blow to Japan's Abe

Tokyo's top prosecutor resigned on Thursday for gambling during Japan's coronavirus state of emergency, the justice minister said, in another blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose support has waned..
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Rare online outrage in Japan forces Abe to delay controversial bill

Outbursts of political anger are rare in Japan. Street protests tend to be tame and some are led by the elderly. Government supporters have swamped online debate at times, and the Shinzo Abe..
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In blow to Japan's Abe, Tokyo top prosecutor set to resign: media

Tokyo's top prosecutor was set to resign after a report that he gambled illegally during Japan's coronavirus state of emergency, media said on Thursday, in another blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe..
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Japan's Abe wants to build ventilators that hospitals probably don't need

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to build 2,000 new ventilators for coronavirus patients that even the government says hospitals are unlikely to need.
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Top Tokyo prosecutor set to resign, public broadcaster NHK says, citing source

The top Tokyo prosecutor is set to resign, public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday, in what is likely to be seen as a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
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Japan lifts emergency in most areas but not in Tokyo, Osaka

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency in large parts of the country on Thursday but said it would remain in place in Tokyo until the novel coronavirus is contained.
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Japan lifts state of emergency in most areas; Tokyo stays on alert: PM Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency across a large part of the country on Thursday, but said the biggest urban centres of Tokyo and Osaka will remain under restrictions until..
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Japan's Abe criticised for move on prosecutors during coronavirus crisis

Celebrities and other critics of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have taken to social media in droves to protest against a plan to raise the retirement age for prosecutors, calling it undemocratic..
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Abe, Trump agree to cooperate on steps to fight coronavirus

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday agreed to cooperate closely on measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including the development of drugs and..
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Japan's Abe extends state of emergency to May 31

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he had decided to extend the country's national state of emergency to May 31.
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Japan's PM to hold news conference on Monday about coronavirus

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold a news conference on Monday at 0900 GMT about the coronavirus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday.
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Japan to decide whether to extend state of emergency as early as Monday: broadcaster NHK

Japan will formally decide as early as Monday whether to extend its nationwide state of emergency, said public broadcaster NHK, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned citizens to prepare for a..
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Japan to extend coronavirus emergency as early as Monday: NHK

Japan will extend its state of emergency for containing the novel coronavirus as early as Monday, public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said it would be difficult..
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Japan PM to consult health experts amid speculation state of emergency to be extended

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he will consult with infectious disease experts on whether to extend a national state of emergency to contain coronavirus infections, as other..
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Japan PM says to consult experts on whether to extend state of emergency

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday that the government would consult experts to decide whether to extend the state of emergency beyond May 6.
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Japan's Abe says cannot hold Olympics unless pandemic contained

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympics could not take place next year unless the coronavirus pandemic is contained, as the city's governor called for an extension..
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Japan PM paying close attention to reports on North Korea's Kim

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday he was aware of reports on the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and was paying close attention to developments.
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'Please avoid going out,' Japan's Abe appeals as coronavirus crisis widens

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a forceful appeal to the nation on Friday to stay indoors to avoid further coronavirus contagion, in his starkest remarks since the crisis began.
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Japan PM Abe backs WHO on coronavirus, in contrast with ally Trump

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed support on Friday for the role of the World Health Organization in the campaign against the new coronavirus, in contrast with U.S. President Donald Trump..
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Japan makes coronavirus emergency nationwide as Abe plans cash payouts for all

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expanded a state of emergency to include the entire country on Thursday and said the government was considering cash payouts for all in an effort to stem the..
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Japan to expand state of emergency to rest of country: Yomiuri

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is preparing to expand the state of emergency that Japan has declared for seven of its 47 prefectures so far to the rest of the nation in a bid to contain the coronavirus, the..
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Wife of Japan's Abe criticised for group shrine visit, adding to his coronavirus woes

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife came under fire on social media on Thursday over a report she visited a shrine last month with about 50 people, adding to public disapproval of how the premier..
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Japan urges citizens to isolate as reports warn of 400,000 deaths

Japan urged its citizens on Wednesday to stay home, as media reports warned that as many as 400,000 of them could die of the coronavirus without urgent action, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came under..
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Japan prime minister criticised as tone deaf after lounge-at-home Twitter video

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday drew an angry response from some Twitter users after sharing a video of himself lounging on a sofa with his dog, drinking tea and reading, with a message..
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PM Abe calls for nightlife self-restraint across Japan: NHK

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday called for citizens across Japan to avoid evening spots like bars and restaurants, NHK reported, in a ratcheting of social distancing guidance to fight..
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Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: Modi reviews means to curb COVID-19 with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

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Japan declares state of emergency, nearly $1 trillion stimulus for coronavirus

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday declared a state of emergency to fight coronavirus infections in major population centres and rolled out a nearly $1 trillion stimulus package to soften..
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